A big Netflix project dropped this passed weekend, The Adam Project, featuring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy. I’m a big fan of both, especially with Levy’s The Internship is on a regular rotation in the house.
The Adam Project is a time travel movie that is light on the science but heavy in the fun. It doesn’t break any new ground in the time travel genre, following the idea of the Back to the Future trilogy idea of how time travel works.
There are a few callbacks to Back to the Future and Deadpool, but they aren’t distracting. Ryan Reynolds doesn’t play himself as much as he did in Red Notice, but the shining star in the movie is Walker Scobell who plays the 12 year old version of Ryan Reynold’s character. He has no problem keeping up with Reynold’s and each scene they are in is a delight.
The movie also has the best close captioning scene I’ve ever seen:
I’ve decided on a new way to evaluate movies. Not with a rating, but by answering the question, “Am I glad I watched this?”. And in this case, the answer is an emphatic yes.
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